Historic trends remained in unbroken on day one of the GSL Code S playoffs, as Dark won his seventh consecutive series versus Bunny while Rogue suffered his eighth straight Code S quarterfinal defeat in a match against Classic.
Though Dark said that he had worried about Bunny and his strong TvZ, such fears could only seem frivolous as he won in a 3-0 sweep. Games one and two saw Dark safely snowball leads gained through early roach-ravager attacks, while game three was won with patient and precise dismantling of Bunny's mech.
In the other quarterfinal match of the day, Classic eked out a narrow 3-2 victory that saw him bring a different build in every single game. The results were mixed—a cannon-rush into proxy-robo went exactly as planned, but an immortal-archon drop with proxied shield batteries failed miserably. Classic's creativity prevailed in the end, with his game five psionic storm drop catching Rogue completely off-guard. Heavy drone damage took the force out of Rogue's roach-ravager attack, allowing Classic to easily defend and close-out the series.
The RO8 will resume on Saturday, Mar 30 4:00am GMT (GMT+00:00) with Maru vs Dear and Trap vs TY.
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